Dr. Russell Wilder first proposed using ketogenic diets to treat epilepsy in children in 1921 (Wheless 2008). Since then, the “keto diet,” as it is known today, has attracted interest in numerous areas of health and nutrition. From weight loss to cardiovascular disease to type 2 diabetes, supporters of this low-carb diet claim it can prevent or cure many of life’s maladies. But before tossing aside all those starchy and sweet foods, it is worth delving a bit further into the ev…

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Jaime Savitz, a member of IFT, is a registered dietitian and student at Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, Calif. ([email protected]).

In This Article

  1. Carbohydrate
  2. Diet and Health